Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Discussed most of the questions she emailed me on EKGs. Reviewed concepts dealing with determining interval lengths, resolving vectors, working with EKG leads, understanding depolarization and re-polarization, and arrhythmias (including AV blocks, atrial fibrillation vs flutter, and ventricular tachycardia vs v-fibrillation vs torsades de pointes). Clarified key concepts as we went over questions and referenced key points from her lectures."
"We finished topic 4 and covered the beginning of topic 5, which is energetics. In topic 4, we first went over some of the practice questions that the student needed help with and then proceeded to finish bonding. He seems to be doing really well in all of the practice questions that I have sent him so far and understands most of these concepts deeply!"
"We did a test review for the student's midterm covering all topics so far in this semester, equilibrium reactions, acid base reactions, calculating K values, reaction algebra with K values, etc. The student seems confident when taking a moment to plan out what math will be done for a question, but sometimes has a problem with just starting to do math before thinking about what will be required for the question."
"We've begun reviewing for the student's second reactor design test. We talked about CMRs and PBRs and how to find concentrations if the system has no pressure drop and if there is a pressure change. We set up the equations and found the value of the constants in the problem. We'll continue reviewing tomorrow."
"We discussed mole relationships and balancing chemical equations. We discussed how mole relationships are determined from the balanced chemical equations and the importance of first balancing equations prior to calculating mole values. I gave several examples until the student began to feel comfortable with the concept. I will give practice questions for his practice prior to our next session."
"We covered titration of polyprotic acids and its relationship with buffer equation and change in pH in detail. The student was quite adept with the mathematical formula. We attacked this problem by (1) writing the chemical changes stepwise, (2) discussing the usual pitfalls, and (3) solving two problems that specifically challenge the understanding of the physical scenario both mathematically and experimentally. At the end, the student seemed to grasp the concept of polyprotic acid titration very well."